Sunday, February 18, 2018

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    PDP: FG indifferent to killings, Nigerians now left to secure themselves

PDP: FG indifferent to killings, Nigerians now left to secure themselves

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the recent killing of 41 persons in Zamfara state.In a statement on Saturday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, said it is “heartbreaking” that Nigerians are now “daily slaughtered by marauders”.Ologbondiyan urged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled federal government to take “decisive” steps to end the incessant killings in various parts of the [...]

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    FG resumes mass trial of Boko Haram suspects

FG resumes mass trial of Boko Haram suspects

The federal government has commenced a fresh trial of hundreds of suspected Boko Haram insurgents.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, confirmed this in a statement which Salihu Isah, his spokesman, issued on his behalf.Over 2000 suspects of the insurgent sect are detained at the military detention facility in Kainji, New Bussa, Niger state.The trial of those arrested during the insurgency [...]

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    I’m confident of favourable outcome, says Saraki as CCT trial resumes

I’m confident of favourable outcome, says Saraki as CCT trial resumes

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is convinced of his innocence in respect of the pending three-count charge before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).In December, the court of appeal had ordered the senate president to open his defence on the charges after the federal government appealed his acquittal by the CCT. The CCT had in June cleared Saraki of [...]

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    Falana writes Buhari: Extradition of Cameroon separatist leaders could attract UN sanction

Falana writes Buhari: Extradition of Cameroon separatist leaders could attract UN sanction

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the extradition of some Cameroonian sepratist leaders could attract sanction from the United Nations.On January 26, the federal government extradited separatist leaders, who were arrested at a hotel in Abuja.In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Falana said the deportees were not illegal immigrants.The lawyer said they were gathered at the Abuja hotel to [...]

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    Dalung: FG opening up political space to accommodate Nigerian youth

Dalung: FG opening up political space to accommodate Nigerian youth

Solomon Dalung, the minister of youth and sports development, says the federal government will open up the political space to accommodate young people ahead of the 2019 elections.The minister said this in New York while presenting a paper on: ‘The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient communities’.Addressing participants at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) youth forum at [...]

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    Adeosun: FG probing 200 whistleblowing tips on tax officials, taxpayers

Adeosun: FG probing 200 whistleblowing tips on tax officials, taxpayers

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says the federal government is investigating over 200 whistleblowing tips on tax officials and taxpayers.The investigation involves under-declaration of taxes by taxpayers and receipt of gratifications by tax officials.Adeosun made this known on Sunday in Abuja while presiding over the meeting of the whistleblower unit in the ministry of finance and the Presidential Initiative on [...]

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    FG admits poor response to Lassa fever outbreak in Ebonyi

FG admits poor response to Lassa fever outbreak in Ebonyi

The federal government has admitted that it did not "respond appropriately" to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi state.The disease claimed the lives of two doctors in the state on January 14.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said the outbreak of other diseases like monkeypox, yellow fever and meningitis diverted the government's attention.Adewole spoke on Saturday during a visit to the [...]

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    FG rejects US conditions for sale of fighter jets

FG rejects US conditions for sale of fighter jets

The federal government says it will not accept the conditions given by the United States to sell fighter jets worth $494 million to the country.Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, said this on Thursday while briefing state house correspondents on the outcome of the security council meeting in Abuja.Part of the conditions for the 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets, according [...]

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    ERA/FoEN asks FG to implement provisions of tobacco act

ERA/FoEN asks FG to implement provisions of tobacco act

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to take bold steps in implementing the provisions of the 2015 National Tobacco Control (NTC) act.At a press conference in Lagos on Monday, the group said since over two years that the bill was signed into law, not much has been done by the government [...]

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    Falana: Ogbeh shouldn’t mislead us by referring to ranches as colonies

Falana: Ogbeh shouldn’t mislead us by referring to ranches as colonies

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government not to confuse the people by renaming cattle ranches as colonies.Killings by herdsmen in various parts of the country led the government to propose the establishment of cattle colonies.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, who said the establishment of the colonies will take effect this week,  made a strong case for the project.“When [...]

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    Falana: A committee to end herdsmen killings? They are just deceiving Nigerians

Falana: A committee to end herdsmen killings? They are just deceiving Nigerians

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says the federal government is “chasing shadows” by setting up a committee on the herdsmen killings in the country.On Thursday, the national economic council (NEC) headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo constituted a 10-man working committee, including nine governors, to address the killings.But Falana disagreed with the council on the move. He said the current [...]

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    FG sues JP Morgan for $875m over Malabu deal

FG sues JP Morgan for $875m over Malabu deal

The federal government has reportedly sued JP Morgan Chase for $875 million over funds paid for the contentious oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245.The government has accused JP Morgan of gross negligence in transferring part of the $1.3 billion payment made by Shell and Eni to secure the oilfield deal from Malabu Oil and Gas, a company is controlled by Dan Etete, [...]

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    Senate to hold national summit on security

Senate to hold national summit on security

The senate has resolved to suspend plenary for two days next week to hold a national conference on security.The national security summit will hold Wednesday and Thursday.The decision of the senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by Shuaibu Lau, senator representing Taraba north, who drew attention to the activities of herdsmen in his state.The lawmakers had on Tuesday decided [...]

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    FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

The federal government has summoned Stuart Symington, United States ambassador to Nigeria, over Donald Trump's usage of a demeaning term to describe African nations.The US president is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti and African nations.The comment was reportedly made in the Oval Office.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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    Herdsmen ask FG to create ‘ministry of livestock development’

Herdsmen ask FG to create ‘ministry of livestock development’

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has asked the federal government to create a "federal ministry of livestock development".In a statement on Sunday, Baba Ngeljarma, MACBAN national secretary, said such a ministry will help address these needs of the livestock industry."The federal government should create a federal ministry of livestock development to attend to the multidimensional needs of the [...]

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    IPOB accuses foreign media of ignoring herdsmen killings

IPOB accuses foreign media of ignoring herdsmen killings

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the international media of being “conspiratorily silent” on the recent killings perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, the group alleged that killing of innocent Nigerians has become "the norm" under the current administration.Several persons have been killed in recent attacks orchestrated by herdsmen in [...]

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